The van is still a work in progress, and probably will be for a while as I travel and discover new ways to optimize the interior and experience. Currently, I have a few more additions already planned. I’m going to install ¼” plywood on the walls and add some finishing touches to make things more organized. I’m also planning to replace my white IKEA drawers with a more space-efficient custom cabinet.
My First Trip
So far, van life is going well — I left for my first trip from my home in Michigan on Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019. A quick overview of the places I’ve visited so far below:
- Chicago, IL, where I visited some friends
- St Louis, MO
- Little Rock, AR
- Ouachita National Forest near Hot Springs, AR
- Dallas, TX to visit my brother and his family
- Austin, TX to visit another friend
My final goal in this maiden voyage is to arrive in Northern California by December 24 to spend the holidays with my family. By the time this blog is published, my first journey should be complete!
Taking time to appreciate this journey is important to me, so I haven’t driven more than five hours a day. I love stopping to see all the different parts of the country, and I’m excited to see where my van takes me.
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